In a startling incident on Monday evening, a driver crashed their vehicle into an exterior gate of the White House. The collision, which occurred around 6 p.m., led to the driver being apprehended by authorities. Secret Service spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi confirmed the incident and stated that an investigation into the cause and manner of the collision is underway.
The crash, which took place near the iconic 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, caused significant traffic disruptions in the area. Secret Service agents were seen at the site, working diligently in the aftermath of the incident. The security breach prompted a thorough investigation by the U.S. Secret Service police, who were observed assessing the vehicle that hit the security barrier at an entry point of the White House complex.
At the time of the crash, President Biden was not present at the White House. The incident did not result in any immediate reports of injuries or further security threats. However, the situation led to heightened security measures and scrutiny around the White House perimeter.
This incident marks a rare breach of security at one of the most heavily guarded locations in the United States. The Secret Service’s quick response and the subsequent investigation underscore the seriousness with which such incidents are treated, given the potential risks to national security and the safety of the President and White House staff.
The driver’s motives and the circumstances leading up to the crash are part of the ongoing investigation. Further details are expected to be released as the Secret Service continues its inquiry into this unusual and concerning event.